The DNPW is the statutory organisation in charge of national parks, wildlife reserves and sanctuaries as well as wildlife management on communal lands in Malawi. We began our work with the DNPW in Majete Wildlife Reserve in 2003 and in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve and Liwonde National Park in 2015.
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
Through their International Program, the U.S. Forest Service brings technical expertise in natural resource management in international development contexts and financial support to partners in the shared interest in stewardship of the land and the opportunities it brings for local communities. They work in over 90 countries and have been working with African Parks in Nkhotakota.
The Wyss Foundation is a private charitable foundation dedicated to supporting innovative, lasting solutions that improve lives, empower communities, and strengthen connections to the land. The Foundation supports Akagera, Liwonde, Majete and Nkhotakota, and as part of a ground-breaking commitment of US$65 million in the form of challenge grants for five new parks, supports Pendjari National Park in Benin and Bazaruto Archipelago National Park in Mozambique.
Dioraphte is a foundation that is based in The Netherlands, supporting charities in six countries: The Netherlands, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, South Soudan and Malawi. Dioraphte supports projects in five domains: Cultural Heritage, Performing Arts, People and Nature, Social Initiatives, Science and Education. In 2015 15 million was disbursed to 188 projects.
WWF-The Netherlands has been supporting African Parks since 2007, with the goal to develop the African Parks management model across Africa. Over €6.5 million of funding has gone to core operating costs and conservation projects at Liuwa Plain National Park, Bangweulu Wetlands and Odzala-Kokoua. A group of five families called the “Odzala Circle” contributes the Odzala portion of this funding. Our partnership with WWF in the U.S. currently focuses on Odzala-Kokoua as well. WWF-Belgium became a strategic funding partner of African Parks supporting our Malawi parks and Liuwa Plain.
Dutch Postcode Lottery
The Dutch Postcode Lottery has been raising funds since 1989 to support organisations working towards a fairer and greener world. It is the biggest charity lottery in The Netherlands, with 50 percent of the lottery’s annual turnover supporting over 100 charities. Since the start of the Lottery over €5.4 billion has been distributed to these beneficiaries. African Parks has been a beneficiary of the Dutch Postcode Lottery since 2010 and has received €13.4 million to date. As a beneficiary, African Parks receives €900,000 a year. The Lottery committed an additional €890,000 to the development of Rapid Response Units for the period 2013 – 2017, €2,650,000 towards the Restoration of Liwonde and Nkhotakota in Malawi for the period 2016-2017 and €2,997,000 for the management of the Ennedi Natural and Cultural Reserve in Chad for 2018-2020.
People’s Postcode Lottery
People's Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery, raising money for good causes across Great Britain and globally. A minimum of 32 percent of funds raised goes directly to charities. £371 million has been awarded to date to thousands of good causes. African Parks has been a recipient of funding from Postcode Planet Trust since 2015. African Parks received £2.3 mln to date. For 2018 African Parks received £600,000 as a regular award and £100,000 as an extra award.
Department for International Development (DFID)
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, deliver global goals for sustainable development (SDGs) and tackle a wide range of global challenges. In Malawi, under the ‘’Building Resilience and Adapting to Climate Change Programme”, the UK is providing African Parks with up to £1million for community work aimed at building climate resilience in communities surrounding protected areas in Malawi.
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